Two recent developments out of Annapolis pose new challenges for Maryland employers confronted with claims of harassment. Effective October 1, 2022, Maryland’s employee-friendly Senate Bill (S.B.) 450 and S.B. 451 lowered the applicable legal standard required to establish a harassment claim and extended the period within which a person may
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On November 8, 2022, voters in Maryland and Missouri overwhelmingly approved ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana, becoming the 20th and 21st states to do so. And, as part of the ballot initiative in Missouri, the existing medical marijuana law was amended to include express employment protections for medical marijuana
Starting in 2025, Maryland workers may have an easier time making ends meet when they take otherwise unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Thanks to Maryland’s newly enacted Time to Care Act of 2022 (TTCA), Maryland workers will be able to apply for paid leave
Both Maryland and Virginia have joined the District of Columbia in enacting laws relating to paid family and medical leave for private-sector workers.
Executive Summary: On April 9, 2022, Maryland joined nine other states in providing some form of paid family and medical leave covering private employers. After the Time to Care Act 2022, SB 275, (the “Act”) passed both houses of the General Assembly by a supermajority vote, it was vetoed by Governor Larry Hogan. A day later, the General Assembly overrode the Governor’s veto. While most of the Act goes into effect on June 1, 2022, employees may not apply for leave benefits under the program until 2025.
On April 9, 2022, the Maryland legislature voted to override Governor Lawrence J. Hogan’s veto of the Time to Care Act of 2022 (SB 275/HB8), passing it by a 30-16 vote in the Senate and by a 94-44 vote in the House. Maryland is the eleventh state1 (in addition to
Pay equity among physicians is not a new topic, and recent data suggests that the pay gap remains wide. 504 Maryland physicians responded to an updated survey on compensation, benefits and practice metrics conducted by Merritt Hawkins on behalf of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. The results of MedChi’s
Maryland State Delegate Jay Walker has introduced Maryland House Bill 1431, entitled Public High Schools-Student Athletes-Compensation for Name, Image and Likeness, which would authorize public high school athletes in the state to enter into name, image and likeness contracts (NIL), provided certain conditions are met, including the co-signing of any
In October 2021, COMAR 14.09.03.08B(6) was amended to allow an employer and insurer to recover “reasonable expenses and costs actually incurred” when a claimant misses an Independent Medical Examination (IME) without good cause.
Yesterday, Baltimore’s local ordinance prohibiting persons from “obtaining, retaining, accessing, or using certain face surveillance technology or any information obtained from certain face surveillance technology,” became effective. The new ordinance prohibits the use of facial recognition technology by city residents, businesses, and most of the city government (excluding the city police
As the number of new cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to grow nationwide, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced, on August 18, 2021, measures to prioritize patient safety in nursing homes and hospitals. Effective August 18, 2021, Maryland is requiring employees in the state’s nursing homes and hospitals
The Baltimore City Council recently passed an ordinance, in a vote of 13-2, barring the use of facial recognition technology by city residents, businesses, and most of the city government (excluding the city police department) until December 2022. Council Bill 21-0001 prohibits persons from “obtaining, retaining, accessing, or using certain
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed the Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act into law. Beginning in 2023, the Act authorizes student athletes at Maryland colleges and universities to receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness (NIL) and retain agent representation without penalty to the student athlete’s eligibility
On January 13, House Delegate Sara Love Introduced the “Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy Act” (the “Act”) substantially modeled after the Biometric Information Privacy Act in Illinois, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (the “BIPA”). Enacted in 2008, the Illinois BIPA only recently triggered an avalanche of class actions in Illinois,
Maryland’s Montgomery County has enacted an amendment to the county’s ban-the-box legislation that increases restrictions on employers during the hiring process. The Amendment will take effect on February 19, 2021.